Two Britons are among a group of 20 journalists working for Al-Jazeera facing criminal trial in Egypt on charges of aiding or joining a terrorist organisation – the latest press crackdown in a country which is facing growing instability.
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Monday 15 August 2011
Telecoms giant Virgin Media has sold its stake in UKTV - home of channels including Dave, Gold and Yesterday - to a US broadcaster for £339 million.
Saturday 30 July 2011
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Australia and Japan clash at International Whaling Commission meeting in the Channel Islands.
Sunday 10 July 2011
Sunday 05 June 2011
Monday 28 February 2011
Divide and rule? There's a certain amount of jealousy to be found just now at the central London headquarters of Richard Desmond's ever-expanding media empire.
Monday 21 February 2011
The Severn Bore makes its way up the river Severn through Gloucestershire. A number of bores travel up the river every year, some big enough to surf.
Saturday 12 February 2011
Sunday 09 January 2011
Monday 22 November 2010
Ben Youngs, one of the bright new stars of English rugby, is already buzzing at the thought of playing world champions South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday.
Friday 12 November 2010
Tuesday 02 November 2010
I first swam the Channel back in 1979, when I was 15. I'd swum the length of Lake Windermere, which is about 10 miles, and have done open water swims all over the world, breaking 19 world records, but the Channel is still the blue riband event – the swim people travel miles to do.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Armed with little more than a bathing suit, nose plugs and a liberal application of Vaseline, hundreds of cross-Channel swimmers have sought out one of sport's toughest challenge since Captain Matthew Webb first performed the feat in 1875.
Monday 01 November 2010
A ferry company called today for better regulation of cross-Channel swimmers because the endurance sport is growing so quickly.
Friday 29 October 2010
The family of a woman who starved to death after leaving Britain for a new life in the Caribbean has called for a full investigation, it emerged today.
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